Saudi-led Coalition Denies Supplying Houthis, AQAP with US Weapons in Yemen

Saudi-led Coalition Denies Supplying Houthis, AQAP with US Weapons in Yemen

Saudi-led Coalition Denies Supplying Houthis, AQAP with US Weapons in Yemen

Ambassador Mustafa al-Mansouri told Morocco's pro-government 360 website on Friday: "I was recalled from Riyadh to take part in consultations regarding our two countries' bilateral relations".

In a closely related development, Moroccan media reported Thursday evening that Rabat no longer takes part in military interventions or ministerial meetings in the Saudi-led coalition.

The coalition's denial comes on the heels of a CNN investigation published earlier this week that found Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners had supplied American-made weapons to al Qaeda-linked fighters, hard-line Salafi militias and other factions battling in Yemen - a violation of their arms sales agreements with the United States.

The Saudi-led Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's government has rejected reports that it was allowing weapons provided by the Unites States to reach the Houthi rebels and extremist groups in the country such as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Pensinsula.

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The official didn't elaborate.

Both government officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the diplomatic tensions. CNN reported the weapons made their way into the hands of Iranian-backed rebels, exposing some of sensitive American military technology to Iran and potentially endangering the lives of USA troops.

Bourita also hinted that Rabat had serious reservations about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's recent tour of other Arab countries, amid global condemnation of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul.

One official told the AP that Morocco declined to host MBS citing the Moroccan king's "busy agenda".

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Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Saudi Arabia after a Saudi television channel reportedly broadcast a report "challenging Morocco's territorial integrity".

Yemen's four-year war and ensuing economic collapse have unleashed the world's most urgent humanitarian crisis with 14 million of its 29 million population staring at starvation.

The documentary referred to Western Sahara as an "occupied" region and presented Polisario as the sole "legitimate representative of the Saharawi people".

The Al Arabiya documentary was described by Moroccan commentators as a stab in the back that was aired out of the blue to irk Morocco after Moroccan foreign minister gave an interview to Qatari news channel Al jazeera.

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